Actor Rajkumar Rao’s just-released film ‘Newton’ selected as the official entry to Oscars 2018 from India and almost everyone praised the decision and congratulated the actor. But, there is someone who is a bit disappointed with jury’s decision and it is none other than actor-producer Priyanka Chopra.
Chopra’s Marathi production, ‘Ventilator’ was among the 26 films competing for the Oscars nomination this year. Directed by Rajesh Mapuskar, ‘Ventilator’ received good critical and commercial success and won three awards at 64th National Film Awards.
Thus, Chopra was optimistic about the film to make it to Oscars 2018. However, she was left with disappointment as it got snubbed with another social drama, ‘Newton’.
Rajesh Mapuskar told DNA, “I told her not to worry, assuring her that only the best film would make it. We were a bit disappointed when we learned about the verdict, the next day.”
“I guess, Priyanka must be even more disappointed because she was always ambitious about the film. Had it been selected, she would have ensured that it was the most-talked-about film in the run to the Oscars, especially since she is already an established name there. The ventilator was always the favorite baby of their banner.”
The 90th Academy Awards ceremony will be held 4 March 2018.